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newsThe Sunday Independent reports on the traumatic experience of a Mugg & Bean employee who was dragged into the bathroom, forcefully undressed and his private parts laid bare, all with the aim of “proving” his manhood and age.  

Andrew Diale alleges that this was at the hands of three male colleagues at Mugg & Bean at Bracken City in Ekurhuleni recently.  Diale whose short stature has led to people making fun of him all his life, said he fell victim to colleagues who set out to prove that he was, in fact, the man he claimed he was.  He said he was left traumatised and has not been coping since the incident took place on 13 January.  “My soul is broken.  I feel humiliated but most of all this has made me doubt myself as a person, as a man.  No one has the right to do that to me.”  Franchise owner George Ferreira, said while he became aware of the incident after Diale reported it to him, he was not told the “whole story” and the severity of what had occurred in the changing room.  Ferreira said the men involved in have signed warnings.  Pressed on why he thought the warning was sufficient given what occurred, Ferreira said he would call all the employees concerned again into a meeting to get the full details of what had transpired.

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